“Smarter Summer Program”

“Smarter Summer Program”

This summer the kids at Willow Branch have been doing summer learning activities to try and combat summer learning loss. Some of these activities were provided through the “Smarter Summer Program”, a curriculum written by teachers at Indian Creek Elementary. The kids...

Star-C meets Chief Magistrate of Cobb County

Star-C meets Chief Magistrate of Cobb County

Star-C spent the afternoon with the Judge Murphy, Chief Magistrate of  Cobb County, and his staff to discuss our partnership when the court starts hearing eviction cases in July 2020.  There are currently approximately 1,000 cases on the docket when court resumes in...

Star-C meets Chief Magistrate of Cobb County

Star-C shows up to Cobb Municipal court….

"Star-C spent the afternoon with the Judge Murphy, Chief Magistrate of Cobb County, and his staff to discuss our partnership when the court starts hearing eviction cases in July 2020.  There are currently approximately 1,000 cases on the docket when court resumes in...

Summer Reading for the Win!

Summer Reading for the Win!

With the official start of summer we know that our kids and families are excited to put away the books and have some fun. However, we know that with interruption of the Spring Semester and what is traditionally known as “summer slide,” many of our students run the...

Summer Camp at Willow Branch looks a little different

Summer Camp at Willow Branch looks a little different

This is the 5th year of Star-C Summer Camp at Willow Branch but it looks different than any summer before. Typically, today would have been our big kick off for 8 weeks of games, art, groups of volunteers, meals and lots of watermelon. We will miss our summer...

Ways To Help Students Understand Current Events

Ways To Help Students Understand Current Events

I am a tried and true 80’s baby. I am from the land of playing outside until the street lights came on, calling your friends on their home phone, dial up internet, and the slow news cycle. While there are admitted advantages to living in a technologically advanced...

Coronavirus Blues

Coronavirus Blues

We miss them. One day we are planning our St. Patrick’s Day party and the next we are being told that we must shut our doors due to the threat of a new strain of a virus that our country knows very little about. At first it was okay because I think we were all ready...

When Community Comes Together, We Create Family.

When Community Comes Together, We Create Family.

Our community is rich with families who help each other get through. From moms who watch each other's children to families who live together, we know what it looks like for the community to become family. We’re witnessing it in our own center with our own kids as...

Welcome to 2020….January was just the beginning!

Welcome to 2020….January was just the beginning!

2019 was a whirlwind for us at Star-C Summerdale/Springview. We celebrated academic successes, a new playground and beautiful partnerships. We ended our year of achievement by celebrating with Ms. Kristin as she graduated from Florida A&M University in December....

Peace Playground on MLK DAY!

Peace Playground on MLK DAY!

Peace Playground is a program that is done weekly during our summer camp at the Willow Branch Apartments. Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. day, we revisit the program and hold a special event. Peace Playground focuses on the key principles surrounding the topics...